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Atkinson performing at Hampton Court Palace in 2022
Aimie Allen-Atkinson

(1987-06-05) 5 June 1987 (age 36)
Stevenage, England
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2006–present

Aimie Allen-Atkinson (born 5 June 1987) is an English stage actress and singer. She is known for portraying the role of Katherine Howard in British comedy musical Six on the original UK tour and in the West End production at the Arts Theatre, Lyric Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre, portraying Vivian Ward in the West End production of Pretty Woman, as well as forming part of pop girl group SVN.

Early life

Atkinson was born to parents Faith Allen and Tom Atkinson in Stevenage, England. Her father played part-time in a rock band, which encouraged her to begin singing from a young age. Whilst studying at Collenswood School in Stevenage, Atkinson was part of the Fusion Performing Arts group and took part in many of their productions. Having studied to GCSE level, she left school to complete a BTEC in Performing Arts at Susi Earnshaw Theatre School and then worked as an admin assistant in a music publishing company. She also ran a franchise for the Stagecraft school in Stevenage.


After agreeing with a friend whilst studying at the Arts Educational School that both should apply to the BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre competition, Atkinson was told that she could only apply for the amateur competition. After winning that, she joined a final competition against the final professional contestants - those with at least five years of stage experience - and also won that.

Aged 19, Atkinson left Arts Educational and became a full-time stage actress, taking her first professional job in Howard Goodall's Days of Hope at the King's Head Theatre. She then took on various parts, before starting an intensive course in musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. After completing two months in RAM and one month in Arts Educational Schools, she left after two months to join the UK touring production of Zorro, playing the part of Luisa. Subsequently, landing a part in a musical as a sassy 40-year-old singer, the producer of the show then asked Atkinson to audition for the role of Daniela in the musical In The Heights, which she subsequently played at the King's Cross Theatre. She has since played Princess Jasmine in Aladdin alongside Priscilla Presley, Serena in Legally Blonde at Kilworth House, and Snow White opposite Jerry Hall at Richmond Theatre. She has also originated the role of Katherine Howard in the West End production of Six.

On 13 February 2020, Atkinson began playing the role of Vivian Ward in the West End production of Pretty Woman: The Musical alongside Danny Mac at the Piccadilly Theatre. The show later officially opened on 2 March 2020, but closed only two weeks later due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Atkinson returned to the show for its reopening at the Savoy Theatre on 8 July 2021. The show closed in June 2023 and announced a UK and Ireland tour.

In May 2023 it was announced that Death Note: The Musical will have its English premiere at the London Palladium in August. Cast included Atkinson as Rem, Adam Pascal as Ryuk, Frances Mayli McCann as Lisa, Dean John-Wilson as L and Joaquin Pedro Valdes as Light. The show is due to trasfer at the Lyric Theatre in September 2023 for six additional performances with Georgie Maguire, Jessica Lee and Carl Man taking on the roles of Ryuk, Misa and alternate L respectively.

Recording and music

Atkinson released her debut studio album Step Inside of Love with Jay Records in 2017. As a member of the girl group Goldstone, she competed in Eurovision: You Decide 2018 with the song "I Feel The Love". Atkinson's recordings include:

  • Step Inside Love - debut solo album
  • I Feel The Love - BBC
  • 100 Greatest Musicals - recorded at Abbey Road Studios
  • Postman and The Poet
  • Kurt Weill's One Touch of Venus
  • ‘Six The Musical’ Studio Cast recording

In 2021, Atkinson formed a seven piece girl group called SVN with six other members of the original West End cast of Six, Millie O'Connell, Natalie Paris, Alexia McIntosh, Jarnéia Richard-Noel, Maiya Quansah-Breed, and Grace Mouat. In 2022, the group released a number of singles such as "Woman" and "Free"

On 18 June 2021, Atkinson released the single "Pretty Woman", a contemporary reimagining of Roy Orbison’s Pretty Woman.

Personal life

Atkinson has dated both women and men.

Her charity work includes a 24 Hour Musical Marathon live stream for Save the Children.


Year Song Album Artist Notes
2016 - Step Inside Love Aimie Atkinson With additional features
2018 "I Feel the Love" - Goldstone Entry for Eurovision: You Decide 2018
- Six: The Musical (Studio Cast Recording) SiX (Studio Cast) With additional features
2021 "Pretty Woman" - Aimie Atkinson Cover of Roy Orbison's Pretty Woman
"QUEEN" - SVN Cover of Jessie J
"Stars" Stars SVN -
2022 "Woman" Woman SVN -
"I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You" Loving You Josh Piterman featuring Aimie Atkinson -
"At Christmas" At Christmas SVN Christmas Special

Concert performances

  • ‘'Fridays Night is Music Night’' on many occasions.
  • Barbara Windsor's 70th Birthday BBC Radio 2 live from Hackney Empire.
  • Great British Musical (Perfect Pitch) - What's On Stage Awards.
  • Stephen Sondheim's 70th Birthday Concert.


  • Nikki Martin - Doctors, BBC.
  • Anna Karenina - American Express Commercial.
  • Voice over for Thompson Holidays.
  • Snow White I-dents - Christmas Special, GMTV.
  • Snow White Documentary 'Seven Dwarfs', Channel 4,
  • Backing vocalists for 'The Michael Ball Show' and 'Britain's Got Talent', ITV.
  • BBC Wales ‘Search for a Musical Theatre Star’ and subsequently ‘A Musical Star is Born’.


Year Project Episode Role Streaming App Ref.
2018 The Sheep Chronicles III: The Jack and the Beans Talk - Chilli Bean Spotify
2021 The Painkiller Podcast #17 Fib by Annie Williams Jamie Spotify

Awards and nominations

Year Work Award Category Result
2006 BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre Award Won
2019 Six Olivier Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical Nominated
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